Freezing Out The Bugs?
Although we have conquered another month of winter, it feels as though spring can’t come soon enough! The daily negative degree temperatures feel never ending, but what does that mean for bugs this summer? According to Global News “if you’re hoping the colder weather means fewer bugs will be biting you around the campfire this summer, you’re not in luck.” Many pests are designed or know how to survive these frigid temperatures. It isn’t how cold the winter is that affects an insects life, but how the weather fluctuates from warm to cold. If the weather gets warm and then back to cold again, its difficult for insects to go back into their state of hibernation. This may mean fewer insects, which affects food resources for other animals such as fish or birds. Overall the temperature changes can affect an entire ecosystem.
Some bugs will travel south for the winter and others will try to seek warmth indoors. Don’t forget, there are some bugs that can survive without feeding, such as bed bugs! While these pests survive indoors, they can go up to a year without feeding! To find out more about how to protect yourself from bed bugs, read our tips and tricks here.
Although we may not be enjoying strolls in the park just yet.. remember a cold winter doesn’t make for a pest-free summer! For pest control advice or services in Toronto, contact us at Advantage Pest Control today!
– Paolo Bossio
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